Get a taste of Buddha’s Belly Bowl

It's healthy and full of color!

Who said eating healthy can’t be tasty (and pretty)? We teamed up with Charleston Wine + Food and owners of Verde, Jennifer and Sam Ferrabeee, to learn how to prepare Buddha’s Belly Bowl! It’s healthy and full of color and a collaboration with The Gut Health MD, Dr. B!

Buddha’s Belly Bowl


1/2 cup Chopped Kale

2 cups Warm Grain mixture (quinoa, lentils)

1/3 cup Roasted Broccoli

1/3 cup Roasted Chickpeas

1/3 cup Roasted Sweet Potatoes

1/4 cup Pickled Carrot + Onion Mix (recipe follows)

1/2 Avocado, sliced

  • pinch Kimchi (Kenchi Ferments recommended)

TBSP Carrot-Ginger Dressing (recipe follows)


  1. Place kale in the bottom of the bowl and cover with warm grain mixture.
  2. Place each other ingredient on top grouped together.
  3. Finish with a drizzle of Carrot Ginger Dressing.

Carrot Ginger Dressing


2 tsp agave

2/3 c rice wine vinegar

2 tsp lime juice

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4″ piece of ginger, peeled and pureed

1/3 c carrot pureed

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

11/3 c olive oil


  1. mix all ingredients except oil
  2. slowly add the oil in while whisking to emulsify the dressing

Picked Carrot + Onion Mix


4 oz carrots, shredded

1 yellow onion, sliced

2 TBSP salt

2 TBSP sugar

1 c white vinegar

1 c water

3 TBSP minced garlic

t tsp mustard seed


  1. Place carrots and onions in a jar
  2. Bring all remaining ingredients to a boil and pour over the carrots and onions
  3. Cover and allow to cool before enjoying

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